What happens when two talented and creative people set out to design a nursery for their little boy? An amazingly creative and jaw dropping-ly cool nursery results. Maggie of Maggie Russo Photo, a talented photographer (hence the great pics) and her husband, a graphic designer wanted something unique for their little one’s nursery. Maggie’s husband has always been a superhero lover they took that theme and ran with it. Their goal was to update the theme by making it “clean, modern & unique” – I’d say they’ve done that and more! From the amazing custom artwork made by the papa to be himself and available, here to the show stopping DIY-ed mobile made by mama to be, it is all just really, really fabulous. Not to mention Maggie has some of the best advice I’ve heard about designing a nursery theme – check it out below!
More about the design from Maggie… The room started with a paint color before we even knew what we were having- a gender neutral teal. Once we found out we were having a boy we started gathering pieces to create the room. I knew I wanted white furniture but I also wanted to stick as close to a small budget as possible. We purchased the Hemnes dresser, Poang rocking chair & Expedit bookshelf from Ikea. The crib is the Modena crib in white from Walmart. We love all of the furniture we picked out. Everything is modern & sturdy. The baskets that fit inside the Expedit bookshelf are from Land of Nod. Another piece I love is the framed art above the crib. It’s an illustration by Tilly Biedron on Etsy. We wanted to keep the bedding simple & clean since we had so much color going on so I had a crib skirt custom made by Lavender Linens on Etsy. My sister & I made the mobile ourselves out of paint chips. I feel like it is a major centerpiece for the room because it brings all of our colors together. There are tutorials all over Pinterest for these. It takes a lot of patience but it is worth it in the end.
Maggie’s advice… My advice for anyone trying to achieve a modern superhero nursery would be to keep it light on the superhero. We added pieces here & there but wanted to make sure the room felt inspired by superheroes, not a literal interpretation of them. Resist the urge to get Spiderman sheets, a Batman lamp and an Iron Man lightswitch cover. Instead opt for sheets with a star pattern on them (like Captain America’s shield) or a red modern lamp & make your superhero pieces minimal. Use the superheroes as inspiration & you’re likely to get a room as fun as ours.
Photography by: Maggie Russo Photo